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    Skeleton of hero World War II carrier pigeon found in chimney with a secret message still attached to its leg

    His remains lay undiscovered in the chimney for around 70 years until the home’s current owner David Martin recently decided to restore the fireplace.


    Read more: Skeleton of hero World War II carrier pigeon found down a chimney with a secret coded message still attached to its leg | Mail Online
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    I may be a little off on this, but wouldn't he have been a "hero" if he completed the mission?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I may be a little off on this, but wouldn't he have been a "hero" if he completed the mission?
    Maybe he will complete his mission once the message is decoded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I may be a little off on this, but wouldn't he have been a "hero" if he completed the mission?
    He died in service to his country, in my book that makes him a hero. Who knows how many other missions he flew?
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    Update:

    A coded message found attached to the remains of a hero D-Day carrier pigeon may never be cracked, British top codebreakers have admitted.

    Hand-written on a small sheet of paper headed "Pigeon Service," the message was found in a red cylinder still attached to the bird's leg bone.
    The experts had to admit the pigeon may have taken its secret to the grave since the coded message can't be cracked without its codebook.
    Can You Crack The Pigeon's Code? : Discovery News

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